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.TH "RIPPERX" "1"
.SH "NAME"
ripperX \(em graphical (GTK) frontend for ripping and OGG/FLAC/MP3 encoding CD tracks
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.PP
\fBripperX\fR
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.PP
This manual page documents briefly the
\fBripperX\fR command. It was written for the \fBDebian GNU/Linux\fP distribution
because the program originally did not have a manual page.
.PP
\fBripperX\fR is an X-based program that uses
\fBcdparanoia\fR to convert (a.k.a. "rip") CD audio tracks to
WAV files, and then calls the Vorbis/Ogg encoder
\fBoggenc\fR to convert the WAV to an OGG file.
It can also call \fBflac\fR to perform loss-less compression
on the WAV file, resulting in a FLAC file.
If you have an MP3 encoder installed such as \fBtoolame\fR,
\fBlame\fR or \fBbladeenc\fR, it can convert the WAV into a MP3 file instead.
.PP
Besides a nice GUI interface, \fBripperX\fR also
supports CDDB queries to retrieve song and album information, progress
meters, and pausing while ripping.
.SH "OPTIONS"
.PP
This program takes no command line arguments. After starting the
application, select the \fIConfig\fP button and cycle through
the tabs to learn what options are configurable.
.PP
Because Vorbis/Ogg typically uses variable bit rates, there is not a direct
correlation between the bitrate selected for encoding and the rate used by
\fBoggenc\fR. The bitrates selected in the MP3 tab of the Configuration
dialog are passed to \fBoggenc\fR with the \fI-b\fP switch.
Enabling or disabling VBR when using Vorbis/Ogg has no effect on the encoding process.
.PP
The FLAC encoding currently does not accept any bitrate arguments,
so any bitrate you specify in the config dialog will be ignored for this type of encoding.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.PP
cdparanoia (1).
.PP
oggenc (1).
.PP
flac (1).
.PP
toolame (1).
.PP
Documentation in /usr/share/doc/ripperx/
.SH "BUGS"
.PP
Many, to be sure... Please report them as you find them!
.SH "AUTHOR"
.PP
This manual page was written by tony mancill tmancill@debian.org for
the \fBDebian GNU/Linux\fP system (but may be used by others).
.\" created by instant / docbook-to-man, Tue 04 Jul 2006, 17:33